UPDATE 6/17/2013: On Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to release one or more opinions from its current term with the remaining opinions issued by the end of the month. The pending opinions include rulings on both Proposition 8 on March 26th (Hollingsworth v. Perry), and the Defense of Marriage Act (U.S. v. Windsor) on March 27th, 2013.
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The United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, this morning has issued its’ ruling and DENIED the request for reconsideration of the decision of a three-judge panel of the court in February 2012, upholding the ruling of U. S. District Judge Vaughn Walker striking down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional.
The United States Ninth District Court of appeals ruled today that California’s Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. Their ruling upholds the landmark decision by U. S. District Court Judge Vaughn A. Walker declaring that Proposition 8, the voter approved California Constitutional amendment banning same-gender marriage, is unconstitutional.
The California Supreme Court has decided that the proponents of the 2008 ballot measure Proposition 8 do have standing to defend the initiative that banned same gender marriage in federal court. From the Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Alert Blog: In a major lift for proponents of California’s same-sex marriage ban, the California Supreme Court ruled this morning…
The Orange County Rally in Sasscer Park in the shadow of the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse drew a respectable crowd, about 200 people, of LGBT community members and their supporters. They all seemed to recognize that this decision is merely another step, on the long road, to marriage equality for LGBT Americans.
The Associated Press is reporting that the judge presiding over the Prop 8 trial has reached a decision on whether or not California’s Proposition 8 violates the Constitutional Rights of Gays and Lesbians by denying them the right to marry. From the story: “Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker will issue his ruling Wednesday, said…